Meet the Nike Zoom Pegasus 31

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There are few running shoe lines with the longevity and history close to that of the Nike Pegasus. The Pegasus has provided runners with reliable, high mileage cushioning for over three decades and if it’s slowing down, it’s sure not showing it.

The 31st edition of this fan favorite launches this Friday, May 30th, and from what we’ve seen, this looks to be a great update. Let’s take a quick run at some of the changes from the top down:

  • Upper: The Pegasus 31 will continue to feature engineered mesh around the forefoot for a blend of structure and breathability. A redesigned midfoot saddle should provide a solid lockdown, and a seamless construction is implemented to keep you running in comfort.
  • Midsole: One of the more common bits of feedback on previous versions of the Pegasus was that it was too soft – with a marshmallow-y ride that would just suck the energy out of your stride. In version 31, Nike responded by firming up the midsole, giving you increased energy return with every step. A Zoom Air unit is retained in the heel for that added protection upon footstrike.
  • Outsole: Deeper flex grooves were added in the forefoot for increased flexibility through toe-off, and new lateral crash rails run from heel to toe, designed to help dampen impact and provide you with a smooth and consistent transition.

Both weight and stack height will remain relatively unchanged in this update; weights of 10.6 oz for a Men’s size 10 and 8.9 oz for a Women’s 8 keep the shoe nimble while retaining a sense of durability, while a traditional geometry will provide plenty of protection from the ground.

Expect the Pegasus 31 to remain a popular go-to option for runners needing a low-frills shoe that can keep up during heavy training. We’ll be sure to keep you posted when the Pegasus 31 becomes available at Running Warehouse.

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